Not all green smoothies were created equal. In this episode, we break down the science behind a perfect green smoothie recipe. Watch to find out how to prepare your very own nutritious (and well balanced) green smoothie that will keep you full for hours.
We mean perfect when we say that this is the Perfect Green Smoothie! Not all green smoothies were created equal and we are ready to tell you just why that is. In this episode, we break down the science behind a perfect green smoothie recipe. Watch to find out how to prepare your very own nutritious (and well balanced) green smoothie that will keep you full for hours.
All of the ingredients in this green machine are packed with vital nutrients. Tofu is made from curdled soy milk that the water has been removed from. It is a great source of protein from that soy and provides a healthy dose of calcium and manganese from a plant-based source. This good source of protein will help keep you full, unlike many other smoothies.
Greek yogurt is also known for its healthy dose of protein and probiotics that support a healthy gut bacteria. Healthy gut bacteria helps keep our immune system strong and research shows that it may help in many disease states such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, diabetes, and even obesity. The chia seeds offer a healthy dose of antioxidants, fiber, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, and iron and add a nice nutty flavor. Who knew you could do so much good for your body in one little smoothie?
All we need to do for this one is gather our spinach, almond milk, plain Greek yogurt, tofu, strawberries, and chia seeds. Throw them all in the blender and blend away! It’s as simple as that.
Smoothies are a fantastic way to sneak in some more fruits and vegetables during your day. They can make for a great breakfast on the go or a perfect midday snack. Feel free to use homemade almond milk (like the recipe we have here)! What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Let us know in the comments below!
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1, 6-ounce container of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of organic tofu
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!
- Share the smoothie with someone, or save the other half for later in the day!